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No. 29

Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!
Oh what a foretaste of Glory Divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
Born of the Spirit, washed in His Blood.

Fanny Crosby (1820-1915)
American hymn writer

No. 30

Just An Ordinary Day
Sometime some ordinary day will come,
A busy day like this—filled to the brim
With ordinary tasks—perhaps so full
That we have little thought or care for Him.

And there will be no hint from silent skies,
No sign, no clash of cymbals, roll of drums;
And yet that ordinary day will be
The very day in which our Lord will come.
   —Author unknown

Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. I Thess. 5:6

Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ. Titus 2:13

No. 31

Thou art my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God.

The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand.—In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge.—Who art thou, that thou shouldest be afraid of a man that shall die, and of the son of man which shall be made as grass; and forgettest the LORD thy maker?
I am with thee to deliver thee.—Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
I will sing of thy power; yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning: for thou hast been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble.—Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance.

Psalm 40:17; Psalm 37:23-24; Proverbs 14:26; Isaiah 51:12-13; Jeremiah 1:8; Deuteronomy 31:6; Psalm 59:16; Psalm 32:7

Copied from Daily Light on the Daily Path, compiled by Jonathan Bagster.

No. 32

Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. Revelation 4:11

Christianity is Christ!

No one ever lost out by excessive devotion to Christ.

Christ is a substitute for everything,
but nothing is a substitute for Christ.

H. A. Ironside (1876-1951)
American Bible teacher, commentator, pastor

Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. Hebrews 13:8

O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! Psalm 8:9

No. 33

Peace is such a precious jewel that I would give anything for it but truth.

Matthew Henry (1662-1714)
English Non-conformist Bible commentator

No. 34

Some want to live within the sound
Of Church or Chapel bell;
I want to run a rescue shop
Within a yard of hell.

C. T. Studd (1860-1931)
English missionary to China, India, Africa

No. 35

My Bible and I
We've traveled together through life's rugged way,
O'er land and o'ver water, by night and by day:
To travel without it I never would try;
We keep close together, my Bible and I.

In sorrow I've proved it my comfort and joy,
When weak my strong tower which nought can destroy;
When death comes so near me 'tis thought I would die,
We still are together, my Bible and I.

If powers of evil against me would come,
And threaten to rob me of heaven and home,
God's Word then directs me to Him in the sky;
And nothing can part us, my Bible and I.

When evil temptations are brought to my view,
And I in my weakness know not what to do,
On Christ as my strength I am taught to rely;
And so we keep company, my Bible and I.

When life's path is ended; if Jesus should come
And take all his blood-purchased brethren home;
Or if, in long suffering, He waits till I die,
We'll never be parted, my Bible and I.

And when in the glory my Lord I behold,
With all His redeemed gathered safe in the fold,
My Bible and I close companions will be,
FOR GOD'S WORD ABIDES FOR ALL ETERNITY.
  —Author unknown

Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my Words shall not pass away. Matthew 24:35

But the Word of the Lord endureth for ever. 1 Peter 1:25a

For Thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name. Psalm 138:2b

No. 36

This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. 1 Timothy 1:15

John Newton lived to be eighty-two years old and continued to preach and have an active ministry until beset by fading health in the last two years of his life. Even then, Newton never ceased to be amazed by God's grace and told his friends:

My memory is nearly gone;
but I remember two things;
That I am a great sinner, and
that Christ is a great Saviour.

John Newton (1725-1807)
English minister and hymn writer
No. 37

Love to Christ is proved by doing
the things which He commands,
and not merely saying, "Lord, Lord."

C. H. Mackintosh (1820-1896)
Irish preacher and Bible expositor

If ye love me, keep my commandments. John 14:15

For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous. 1 John 5:3

No. 38

Humility is a paradox. The moment you think you've finally found it, you've lost it. There has yet to be written a book titled, "Humility and How I Achieved It." And yet, God expects (and rewards) an attitude of servant-like humility in His followers. —Anonymous

...all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time. 1 Peter 5:5-6

No. 39

Acrostic for Faith

Forsaking
All
I
Trust
Him

Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength. Isaiah 26:4

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.  Proverbs 3:5,6

No. 40

You are writing a Gospel, a chapter a day,
By deeds that you do, by words that you say.
Men read what you write, whether faithless or true;
Say, what is the Gospel according to you?
   —Author unknown

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Matthew 5:16

No. 41

Though we claim to believe the whole of Scripture, in practice we frequently deny much of it by ignoring it.

D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981)
Welsh preacher and expositor

But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. James 1:22

Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin. James 4:17

No. 42

William Carey (1761-1834), known as the "Father and Founder of Modern Missions," was the first missionary to India sent out by the Baptist Missionary Society. His motto was:

Expect great things from God.
Attempt great things for God.

In his will, Carey directed a simple headstone to be placed on his grave, inscribed as follows:

William Carey, born August 17, 1761:
died 'A wretched, poor, and helpless worm, On Thy kind arms I fall.'

On his deathbed he said to Alexander Duff:
When I am gone, say nothing about Dr. Carey; speak about Dr. Carey's Saviour.

He must increase, but I must decrease. John 3:3

To Him be glory both now and for ever. Amen. 2 Peter 3:18b

No. 43

How sweet the Name of Jesus sounds
In a believer's ear!
It soothes his sorrows, heals his wounds,
And drives away his fear.

John Newton (1725-1807)
English evangelical minister and hymn writer

No. 44

Depend on it! God's work done in God's way will never lack God's supply.

There is a living God;
He has spoken in the Bible;
He means what He says
and will do all He has promised.

Hudson Taylor (1832-1905)
English missionary and founder of the China Inland Mission

No. 45

When I came to see that Jesus Christ had died for me, it didn't seem hard to give up all for Him. It seemed just common, ordinary honesty.

C. T. Studd (1860-1931)
English missionary to China, India, Africa


I never made a sacrifice. We ought not to talk of 'sacrifice' when we remember the great sacrifice which He made who left His Father's throne on high to give Himself up for us.

David Livingstone (1813-1873)
Scottish missionary, doctor and explorer to Africa

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. Romans 12:1

No. 46

Be strong...and work: for I am with you, saith the LORD of hosts.
I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.—I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.—Strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might.—The joy of the LORD is your strength.
Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Let your hands be strong, ye that hear in these days these words by the mouth of the prophets.—Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees. Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not.—The LORD looked upon him, and said, Go in this thy might.
If God be for us, who can be against us?—Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not.
Let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.—Thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Haggai 2:4; John 15:5; Philippians 4:13; Ephesians 6:10; Nehemiah 8:10; Zechariah 8:9; Isaiah 35:3,4; Judges 6:14; Romans 8:31; 2 Corinthians 4:1; Galatians 6:9; 1 Corinthians 15:57

Copied from Daily Light on the Daily Path, compiled by Jonathan Bagster

No. 47

Take my love–my God, I pour.
At Thy feet its treasure store;
Take myself–and I will be
Ever, only, all for Thee.

Frances Ridley Havergal (1836-1879)
English musician and hymn writer

No. 48
Everything must be decided by Scripture.

D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981)
Welsh preacher and writer


The vigour of our spiritual life will be in exact proportion to the place held by the Bible in our life and thoughts.

George Müller (1805-1898)
Prussian-born English evangelist and founder of a Bristol orphanage

Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. 1 Thessalonians 5:21

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. 1 Timothy 3:16

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Psalm 119:105

No. 49

THE ANVIL OF GOD'S WORD
"Last eve I paused beside the blacksmith's door,
And heard the anvil ring the vesper chime;
Then looking in, I saw upon the floor,
Old hammers, worn with beating years of time.

"'How many anvils have you had,' said I,
'To wear and batter all these hammers so?'
'Just one,' said he, and then with twinkling eye,
'The anvil wears the hammers out, you know.'

"And so, I thought, the Anvil of God's Word
For ages skeptic blows have beat upon;
Yet, though the noise of falling blows was heard,
The Anvil is unharmed, the hammers gone."
  —Attributed to John Clifford

For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrew 4:12

Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. Matthew 24:35


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